The LEADS in a Caring Environment Capabilities
Framework (LEADS) is a “by health, for health” description of the leadership attributes necessary to be successful in leading modern health systems.
LEADS is innovative and comprehensive. It outlines 5 domains and 20 capabilities of activity which leaders need to employ in order to be effective leading small teams, health organizations, and health systems through change.
LEADS articulates a powerful foundation for effective leadership development.
They are aware of their own assumptions, values, principles, strengths, and limitations
They take responsibility for their own performance and health
They actively seek opportunities and challenges for personal learning, character building, and growth
They model qualities such as honesty, integrity, resilience, and confidence
They support and challenge others to achieve professional and personal goals
They create engaging environments where others have meaningful opportunities to contribute and ensure that resources are available to fulfill their expected responsibilities
They listen well and encourage open exchange of information and ideas using appropriate communication media
They facilitate environments of collaboration and cooperation to achieve results
They inspire vision by identifying, establishing, and communicating clear and meaningful expectations and outcomes
They integrate organizational missions and values with reliable, valid evidence to make decisions
They act in a manner consistent with the organizational values to yield effective, efficient public-centred service
They measure and evaluate outcomes, compare the results against established benchmarks, and correct the course as appropriate
They create connections, trust and shared meaning with individuals and groups
They facilitate collaboration, cooperation, and coalitions among diverse groups and perspectives aimed at learning to improve service
They employ methods to gather intelligence, encourage open exchange of information, and use quality evidence to influence action across the system
They are politically astute, and can negotiate through conflict and mobilize support
They think analytically and conceptually, questioning and challenging the status quo, to identify issues, solve problems, and design and implement effective processes across systems and stakeholders
They create a climate of continuous improvement and creativity aimed at systemic change
They scan the environment for ideas, best practices, and emerging trends that will shape the system
They actively contribute to change processes that improve health service delivery
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